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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library: Alton Branch
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 –
BURLINGTON SLAM PROJECT FINALS
feat. MONA MOUSA
It’s finally time! Competitors have been earning points all season long and now it’s time to find out who will be our 8th Burlington National Team! It’s going to be an intense night full of great poetry, and we’ve got an awesome feature lined up for just such an occasion – Mona Mousa!
Mona Mousa is a spoken word poet and motivational speaker living in Toronto Ontario. Having toured actively her whole poetry career, this year alone Mona has booked over 200 shows all over North America. In April Mona took the stage at the the birth place of slam, the legendary Green Mill, Uptown Poetry Slam, hosted by Marc Smith. When she is at home Mona is heavily active in all facets of her community having been the special events director of Winnipeg pride, and is the founder and director of Feather & Anchor a talent management agency serving performance artists from the BIPOC & LGBT Communities. Currently Mona is curating a festival for poets of colour called Meli-Nation, slated for August of 2017. Over the past 10 years Mona’s mission has been to work to empower young adults to engage in discussion. The mission is about promoting real love, love as an action that we commit to unconditionally. This love is about safe spaces no matter your religion, social class, gender or sexual orientation. The mission is education & tolerance, no exceptions.
Be sure to get to this show! It’s always our biggest of the competitive season, and you’ll definitely want to see who of the ten poets competing will be a part of the team that represents Burlington at the 2017 National Poetry Slam! Bring a fiver and a friend and come on out!